Lindsay’s Rough Guide to Cross Country Skis
As ski technology continues to advance manufacturers have developed a massive range of skis all designed for a certain type/style of skiing and terrain. Choosing the right ski for the holiday you have booked can be a little challenging, but we can help point you in the right direction toward making the correct choice of equipment.
Nordic in Norway
Join us for an amazing ski adventure in Norway this winter! Enjoy professional cross country ski tuition and guiding whether you are a beginner or just wanting to improve. Our Norwegian holidays are either track skiing or touring holidays. We’ve a selection of trips scheduled including the Peer Gynt Trail, Trolls Trail and Venabu. Choose from either hotel-based or hotel-to-hotel touring, the comfy way to ski tour, where you experience a journey through vast open landscapes. You’ll get straight onto your skis and travel through the mountains and enjoying skiing whilst taking in the splendour of the beautiful hills and forests of Norway.
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Congratulations to our
Osprey Back Pack Winner!
Congratulations Paul Edmondson! Paul participated in our online survey and was the lucky winner selected at random, choosing as his prize a Talon 33 pack. The Osprey Talon 33 features an AirScape™ back panel and die-cut foam hipbelt and harness to keep loads under close control while allowing ventilation to run free. We hope Paul will enjoy his prize on many great outdoor adventures!
Explore all of our Winter trips online, or check availability on our updated PDF planner with trip status updates. This planner lists the latest availability and makes checking dates that much simpler!
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The Queyras Regional Natural Park is considered to be one of the most beautiful in France, and there is no doubting that. Wild mountain valleys, with impressive rock faces and jagged ridgelines are all there just waiting to be explored. The area lies south of the ancient town of Briancon, a World Heritage Site, and is just west of the frontier with Italy.
This 8-day trip is aimed at those who are regular summer hill walkers and used to spending a full day in the mountains. You do not need previous snowshoe experience, but you do need a good level of fitness and be prepared to snowshoe off-piste! The Chamonix valley is a great base from which to explore the valleys and peaks of the Mont Blanc massif.
Snowshoe Traverse of the Chablais
This is a fantastic journey over the mountains between the French village of Megevette in the valley of the Arve in the west, through to the shores of Lake Geneva in the east. The Chablais area is renowned for its marvellous snowshoeing country and views of the Mont Blanc range. Each day our luggage is taken by taxi to our next hotel.
Cross Country Skiing
Join us in the heart of the Swiss Valais and explore the trails of the upper Obergoms Valley whilst improving Nordic ski technique along the way. Reliable conditions and up to 82 kilometres of ski trails offer beginners to ski racers access this ‘Swiss Chocolate Box’ winter wonderland. With the help of the local train ski from village to village exploring new trails every day.
Ski Traverse of the Black Forest
A cross country skiers paradise! The ‘German Black Forest’ offers a superb 115km point-to-point journey. Located near the borders of France and Switzerland, lying north of Freiburg and Basel, is this superb ‘Grand German Traverse’. The skiing is all on prepared tracks on classic style ‘langlauf’ cross country skis.
Swiss Trans-Jura Ski
The ‘Trans Jura Swiss’ is a ‘tracked’ point-to-point cross country ski journey over the Swiss mountains of the Jura. Following the success of our Grand Traverse of the Jura, we are pleased to now offer the ‘TJS’ – the Swiss version. If it is peace and tranquility, and a true taste of authentic mountain life you seek, then look no further!
For more information, please visit this website www.tracks-and-trails.com